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Fixing random disk errors with Ubuntu 12.04 Precise on XenServer — In Valid Logic

Recently upgraded one of my Xen VPS servers to Ubuntu 12.04 and ran into this problem (“blkfront: barrier: empty write xvda op failed”, disk would mount read-only). Fixed by booting to a rescue image, mounting the problematic /dev/xvda1 device, and editing the /mnt/etc/fstab to add the ‘barrier=0′ option.

Fixing random disk errors with Ubuntu 12.04 Precise on XenServer — In Valid Logic

About Dougal Campbell

Dougal is a web developer, and a "Developer Emeritus" for the WordPress platform. When he's not coding PHP, Perl, CSS, JavaScript, or whatnot, he spends time with his wife, three children, a dog, and a cat in their Atlanta area home.
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